We’ve said hello and how are you with our basic Italian greetings. What comes next when you are meeting someone new in Italy or making small talk at the coffee shop or hotel?
Come si chiama? = What is your name? (Formal)
KOH-meh see KYAH-mah
Come ti chiami? = What is your name? (Informal)
KOH-meh tee KYAH-meeMi chiamo… = My name is….
Mio nome = My name is
Sono… = I am…
Piacere = pleased to meet you
Piacere voi = please to meet YOU (in response)
**Note: I just made a mistake recently with “mi chiamo” and made it feminine because I’m a girl. But the word is Chimare = To call and it conjugated to chiamo for the io = I pronoun.
**Note #2: Why do we use Come = How instead of Cosa = What? The translation is really How are you called? And Mi Chiamo is translated to I am called.
Hooray, we can now introduce ourselves to our new friends.